Bower, Edwin Rea, Dd
Bower, Edwin Rea, D.D.
a Presbyterian minister, was born in Lancaster County, Pennylsvania, September 5, 1826. He joined the Church when eighteen years of age, graduated from the College of New Jersey in 1851, spent one year in teaching, graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1855, acting one year also as tutor in his alma mater; was ordained pastor at Wappinger's Falls, N.Y., in 1855; installed over the Second Church, Springfield, Ohio, in 1861; elected professor of theology in Lincoln University, Pennyslvania, in 1867, and died in that office, April 7, 1883. See Necrol. Report of Princeton Theol. Sem. 1884, page 40.